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Poster: user unknown Date: Jul 24, 2010 7:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: could be worse... if we had the same price as caracas i could have seen the whole furthur tour!

$9.59 a gallon gas with a $700 average per capita income would precipitate poor purchasing power.


Now with $57,400 average per capita and $0.85 per gallon gas, no wonder there are so many Hummers, Rolls and Bentleys in Kuwait.

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Poster: joeken Date: Jul 25, 2010 12:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: could be worse... if we had the same price as caracas i could have seen the whole furthur tour!

And please bear in mind that the high per gallon price of gas in many european countries involves taxes that pay for things such as national health care.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 25, 2010 7:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: could be worse... if we had the same price as caracas i could have seen the whole furthur tour!

I was wondering why it was so hight in Norway , it being an oil producer . Besides the taxes , I wonder where that oil is refined etc.?

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Jul 25, 2010 9:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: could be worse... if we had the same price as caracas i could have seen the whole furthur tour!

Norwegians only work 1400 hours per year on average. That's about 800 hours less than I do each year, or 100 8 hour shift days. Their 2008 per capita PPP was nearly $60,000 (USD) versus $47,000 for the USA. That extra $$$ and extra time off would buy you a nice long Furthur tour to follow.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 25, 2010 11:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: could be worse... if we had the same price as caracas i could have seen the whole furthur tour!

I am half Norwegian , and I am somewhat aware of how things are there ( try their murder rate ...) .There is not the disparity of wealth that occurred in the other "industrial revolution" nations, they are a mostly ethnicity homogenous nation, they limit their population, the have endless nonpolluting energy ( lots of small scale hydroelectric ), they have oil ( North Sea ), and they got all their violence out of their system in the Dark Ages .
What I hear is that it is a nice place to live ( now the weather ...), but a boring place to live . The USA is , crazy, violent , reckless, but not boring .